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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City continues to work hard to do what it can to protect the community and staff, and is taking steps to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The State Government further eased restrictions for the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region as of 12.01am, Saturday 15 May City facilities to be back up and running as normal; masks are not required except at an airport, travelling on aircraft or transporting a person subject to a quarantine direction (e.g. in a personal vehicle, private car, hired car, ride-share vehicle or taxi).

Signing in on the SafeWA app or manual contact register will remain in place at all City facilities as a way to assist contact tracing if it is required.

The State Government has announced Perth and Peel small businesses impacted by the ANZAC Day weekend lockdown are able to apply for $2,000 grants to assist with some of the costs incurred as a direct result of the three-day lockdown and subsequent restrictions.  

Grant applications are open through Small Business WA, with eligible businesses encouraged to lodge an application. Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

Please note: all information on this page is up-to-date at the time of publishing. We will continue to update this page periodically. 

For assistance translating COVID-19-related information into languages other than English, visit the WA Health Department website.

Facilities and Services

Customer Service

The City's customer service counters at the Civic Centre at 61 Broun Avenue Morley are open as normal during its regular hours of 8.30am – 4.30pm weekdays.

Customers will be required to sign into the facility via the SafeWA app or by filling in a manual paper register. 

Community members can also contact the City via phone on 9272 0622, email mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au or send a message via Facebook

Events and Community Engagement

Events and programs will proceed as normal from Saturday 15 May, 2021.

Libraries

Morley, Bayswater and Maylands (within the RISE building) Libraries are open, with programs and activities running as normal. 

Visitors will be required to sign into the facility using the SafeWA app or by filling in a manual contact register.

Programs and activities will resume, including Storytime, Toddler time, Baby rhyme time, Storytime pop-up at Noranda Palms shopping centre, book clubs and Be Connected, Computer for Beginners Program.

Libraries can be contacted directly on 9272 0980.

Bayswater Waves and The RISE

The RISE has returned to regular opening hours, requiring sign in to the facility via the SafeWA app or by filling in a manual contact register.

For more information about The RISE visit https://bayswaterrecreation.com.au/rise/

Bayswater Waves has returned to regular opening hours, requiring sign in to the facility via the SafeWA app or by filling in a manual contact register. Capacity limits are in place for sauna and steam room facilities.

Visit www.bayswaterwaves.com.au for further information and bookings.

Morley Sport and Recreation Centre, which is managed by the YMCA on behalf of the City is also open.

Playgrounds, skateparks, barbeques, sports courts and community exercise equipment

Local playgrounds, skateparks and outdoor recreational facilities including picnic areas, outdoor fitness equipment, community tennis and basketball courts are open. 

Community Centres

The Bayswater and Morley Community Centres are open, including activities, hairdressing and podiatry services. All visitors are required sign in to the facility via the SafeWA app or by filling in a manual contact register.

Bingo has resumed as per normal schedules.

Golf courses

Maylands Peninsula Golf Course and Embleton Golf Course are open. 

Sign in to the facility via the SafeWA app or by filling in a manual contact register is required.

Waste collection services

Bin collections will continue as normal.

Council and other meetings

Council meetings will resume in-person, requiring sign in to the facility via the SafeWA app or by filling in a manual contact register.

The City's budget

In June 2020, Council adopted a budget that will deliver $31 million in works to help stimulate the local economy without increasing rates.

Find out more here.

Justice of the Peace

RAJWA's Justice of the Peace Service, hosted by the City, is currently unavailable.

Search for a Justice of the Peace in your area here

Working from home

If you're temporarily working from home because of the Coronavirus and your normal work place is not at home, you do not need a home office registration from the City.

A home office registration is required for people who are self-employed and work from home on a permanent basis. A home office registration is free and can be obtained by completing and submitting the home office registration form to the City via the link below: 

https://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/development/business/business-approvals,-permits-and-guidelines/home-based-businesses

Home occupations and home businesses which entail customers coming to your property (eg. a home beauty business) still require planning approval.  For further information please contact the City's Development Approvals on 9272 0921.

Rangers and Security

The City's Rangers and Security team are operating as usual.

For the City's Ranger and Security please contact 9272 0972 during business hours:

  • Monday-Friday – 8am-4pm

For the City's 24/7 Security Watch service please call toll free 1300 360 333.

For enquiries regarding Graffiti please call 9272 0622 during office hours and 1300 360 333 after hours.

Financial Hardship Policy

The City’s COVID Advisory Committee recently recommended Council adopt a Financial Hardship Policy that recognises the financial stress facing vulnerable ratepayers and provides flexibility in the payment of rates and service charges. The policy is part of the City’s longer term strategy to assist ratepayers and debtors who experience financial hardship. Find out more.

Mental Health and Community Support, Mental Health and Community Support

Local stimulus package

At a Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday 5 May 2020, Council adopted a $5.09 million local economic and social stimulus package aimed at fast tracking major projects, generating local employment and supporting community organisations to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Find out more

 

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    Support for local businesses

    We understand the pressure this pandemic has put on local families and businesses and it is important we work together on our way out of this national health emergency.

    We've worked with local businesses to identify their needs, look at ways we can support them and provide information on how to access funding from the State and Federal government.

    We are committed to providing the support local businesses need to get back on their feet.

    To find out more about the City's support for local business, visit our business support page.

    Local Business Support

    COVID-19 Committee

    Council resolved to establish a COVID-19 Advisory Committee at a Special Council Meeting on 18 March 2020, to provide feedback from the local community and fast track decisions where necessary.

    Roadmap to Recovery

    Western Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been world leading. At the City of Bayswater, we have done our part by helping keep our staff and community safe, and essential services running.

    We are doing all we can to boost our local economy and support our community.

    View the City's response

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    To find out more about the Coronavirus visit:

    Information in languages other than English

    Click below to access information in languages other than English.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Multilingual Resource Library

    SBS languages portal

    Information in Easy English Support for people with a disability Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    Please visit the links below for information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

    Healthy WA

    Aboriginal Health Council of WA

    National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

    Information for older adults

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